Appreciating Bloodroot

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  1. This is one of the sweetest posts I’ve ever seen. Seriously! I don’t think I’ve ever seen bloodroot before. What a pleasure to just stop and see it…and the music is brilliant and perfect. Did You write that? Thank You for ending my morning blogging catchup in such a lovely way! Cheers!!!

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    1. Katy thank you! Your comment has made my morning as I’ve always enjoyed music but don’t know how to read or write it! I fiddle around with drums and dulcimer, mainly playing whatever rhythm moves and sounds good to me . . . this was a 3″ steel drum I was given, it is the most delightful instrument to play intuitively, fits in my pocket so I carry it around to sit with my plant friends and thank them in music. 2020 if you’re on the AT at this time of year, you’ll probably see some amongst all the other lovelies growing 🙂

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      1. Hey Mariam! Okay, I was crazy about the music when I listened to it…now, knowing that You were playing it on a pocket steel drum as a Thank You to this wonderful plant…absolutely brilliant…love it even more!!! You rock. Wow!!! I can’t wait to see them growing! So exciting! Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Don’t know whether it grows on the West Coast, but it sure is a lovely flower . . . I made some bloodroot flower essence with a few petals and we could do a swap if you’re interested . . . trade for a baker’s dozen of your poems in a bundle? . . .

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      1. Bloodroot does have medicinal properties, which would require root (I don’t make root medicine with this plant, there are other plants that hold medicine that aren’t endangered so turn to those instead . . ) . . .
        The essence I made is with petals laid afloat on a small tumbler of water energized by sunlight, there’s a transference of bloodroot vibration into water facilitated by the sun . . . part of this ‘Mother” is then added to brandy and is the ‘stock’ or the flower essence, which can be used on pressure points, nape of neck, wrists, 5 drops under the tongue . . . the personal feeling I get from this plant is one for help with melancholic days or temperaments, rises out of dark areas so cheerful and sanguine, cloaked as it is by one placenta lobe like leaf that doesn’t fully open until it has blossomed, much like the placenta doesn’t emerge until after the flower is born . . . . speaks to me of an essence for ‘birthing’ (not necessarily babies) where enormous trust is required to stay with a labor of love or a process, like the plant itself:: even though its small and shortlived there it comes from out of the leaf wrapper, quietly bright, while well familiar with darkness, so have a sense that it also imparts awareness . . . you have to really ‘look’ to see it down below as it’s not showy and is missable, again like a crowning head you can’t really see it if you’re not looking right at it from the outside, but you sure do feel it when it’s coming out from inside! and bloodroot is kind of like that, a hidden-obvious presence . . . these are what would be retained in flower essence, which unlike tinctures and teas are a gentle slow encouraging ally . . . will email you shortly 🙂

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      2. I’m fascinated by your description. Sounds sort of like homeopathic tinctures and solutions. Have emailed you back but was having trouble with my Yahoo app so let me know if you get it. I gave you another email address to use in future.
        Looking forward to our exchange – thank you in advance! 🤗🌻❤️

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